International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023 | Rating: 5.7 / 10


A Study to Evaluate the Impact of Pre Met Nurse among Oncology Patients in the Ward to Avoid Cardiac Arrest in Advance at Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai

John Peter [3] | Indhumathy | Muthuram .G | Basemath .S .S Morris [2]


Abstract: Introduction: Early recognition of clinical deterioration in patient subjects seems to be one of the main factors associated with the prevention of in - hospital severe adverse events occurred. The implementation of PRE MET Nurses and Teams could reduce in - hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). Hypothesis: Could PRE MET Team implementation reduces in - hospital Cardiac arrest. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study and medical database of 105 adult in - patients admitted to wards and who have met the inclusion criteria. Samples were selected following the convenience sampling technique. Data was collected for a period of three months (October to December 2022) after the implementation of the PRE MET nurse role. Data were analyzed using descriptive (Frequency &Percentage) statistics. Results: The findings of the study are as follows, 60 (57%) of the samples were Male, 36 (34%) were between 61 to 70 Years, 83 (79%) of the samples had MEWS scores of 3 and 57 (54%) were shifted to CCU for further management without alerting the MET. On analyzing the trend in alerting MET after the implementation of Pre MET Nurse it was found to be reduced from 10 to 5 in the month of October and November, to 3 in December. Conclusions: Hence the study concludes that the implementation of Pre MET nurses has reduced the number of untoward events in the ward and it has led to early identification of deterioration in patients and proactive management.


Keywords: PRE Medical Emergency Team Nurse (PRE MET), in hospital cardiac arrest


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,


Pages: 69 - 72


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